- CBS’ 60 Minutes did a decent job outlining challenges and hot issues in its F-35 report, within the significant constraints of limiting their sourcing to DoD, the program office, the services, and Lockheed Martin. A broader perspective that includes allied countries, subcontractors, competitors and detractors would have been appreciated. The official posture, as seen in this show and apparent for the past year or so, has been focused on acknowledging problems relatively candidly. This beats denial or stonewalling, but reminds of the “prepare 3 envelopes” joke. Question for CBS: are the constant Viagra ads a subliminal way to convey that the JSF program needs outside help to perform?
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